intransitive verb-·sid′ed, -·sid′ing
- to dwell for a long time; have one's residence; live (in or at)
- to be present or inherent; exist (in): said of qualities, etc.
- to be vested (in): said of rights, powers, etc.
Origin of resideMiddle English resyden from Middle French resider from Classical Latin residere from re-, back + sedere, to sit